If you don’t recognize the name John A. Davison, see here for the backstory. Basically, he has a history of not understanding the difference between posts and comments, and of starting blogs with one post and hundreds of comments. So you understand why I was surprised to see that his new blog has a whole… Continue reading Who Says You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?
Today’s Onion includes the story “Spider Eggs Hatch In Bush’s Brain“. This would be unremarkable, except for the fact that last week, the Onion Radio News had the story “Vice President Cheney Seen Dragging Egg Sac Through West Wing“. Is the Onion introducing continuity between stories? Has this formerly resolutely short-attention-span publication yielded to pressure… Continue reading Continuity at the Onion?
When I wrote earlier about participating in the “No on Prop 8” demonstration at the National Mall, I was rather dismissive of the notion that it might affect anyone’s opinion. However, SurveyUSA published a poll about Prop 8 with an interesting result. People who voted for Prop 8 were asked “Have the protesters changed your… Continue reading What? Protests Change Minds?
In this episode of the John Cleese podcast, he takes on a pet peeve of mine, and explains with graphs and charts exactly why it’s wrong to say “I could care less”. Oh, and for those who didn’t know that John Cleese has a podcast: John Cleese has a podcast.
Allow me to pimp Greta Christina’s Blog, for no other reason than that she’s worth reading, including a few articles that I wanted to write, but she beat me to it: Why Religion Is Like Fanfic compares religious apologetics (why does the Bible say that Judas hanged himself in one passage, but that he exploded… Continue reading Great Christina
First, here’s an opinion piece by Patrick Smith at the NYT’s “Jet Lagged” weblog, pointing out a lot of the problems with airport security procedures. At every concourse checkpoint you’ll see a bin or barrel brimming with contraband containers taken from passengers for having exceeded the volume limit. Now, the assumption has to be that… Continue reading Airport Security: Annoying or Pointless?
In the wake of Mitt Romney’s speech, the Washington Post has an editorial that makes some of the same points that I did. Where Mr. Romney most fell short, though, was in his failure to recognize that America is composed of citizens not only of different faiths but of no faith at all and that… Continue reading Atheism-Friendly Editorial in the Post
It doesn’t happen here very often this early in the season, but it’s currently snowing! See this artist’s rendition: (Artist’s rendition may not be 100% accurate.) This isn’t prairie winter, mind you: this is Washington area snow, the kind where even a quarter-inch is enough to close schools and send panicked citizens scurrying to… Continue reading Snow!
…because he wrote: Petraeus is apparently Greek for Westmoreland
Bill “The Isaac Newton of Information Science” Dembski gave a talk at Oklahoma University in Norman, entitled “Why Atheism is no Longer Intellectually Fulfilling: The Challenge of Intelligent Design to Unintelligent Evolution”. But it appears that instead of the usual audience bussed in from local churches, the talk was attended by a lot of OU… Continue reading Carnival of the Dembski